Monday, December 10, 2007

Top 5 Lessons from Pearl Harbor

Varifrank lists 8 Lessons, but here is the his top 5 from America's first Day of Infamy:

  1. Nothing starts a war faster than someone having the stray idea that you really don't want to fight.
  2. Just because your enemy has its ambassadors in your capital speaking to you about peace doesn’t preclude the fact that they don’t also have a fleet of aircraft carriers on their way to strike your fleet.
  3. Talks about peace are almost always diplomatic cover for the military to do what it does at a time of their choosing.
  4. Your enemy doesn’t work to your schedule.
  5. Your big bad battleship is tomorrow's sunken target.
Go to the site for the rest, and pray America takes heed next time.